Skip to main content

Books and Reading: Book Clubs

So many books, so little time. Let us lead you to your next great read through the resources available in this guide.

Tulsa Library Book Club Roundup

Looking to join a book club? 

Take a look at this list of library discussion groups and their upcoming selections! Click on the library name for more information about that particular branch.

Bixby Library - Bixby Adult Book Discussion meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: July 18th - The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve.

Broken Arrow Library - Cover to Cover Adult Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: August 7th - A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck. 

Brookside Library - Brookside Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: August 13th - Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly.

Central Library - Central Book Discussion Group meets the last Thursday of the month, 2:00pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: July 26th - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Central Library - Between the Covers Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00pm. Focus is on romance novels. NEXT UP: August 16th - Tempest by Beverly Jenkins.

Collinsville Library - Collinsville Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00pm. Variety, though mostly mysteries, suspense, and women's fiction. NEXT UP: August 14th - A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.

Glenpool Library - Cookbook Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm. Cookbooks - participants try out recipes to bring to meetings. NEXT UP: This group is currently on hiatus. Call 918-549-7323 for more information on future meetings.  

Hardesty Library - The Litwits meet the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Ages 25 and up. Variety of titles and genres, mostly fiction. NEXT UP: August 1st - Jade City by Fonda Lee.

Helmerich Library - Coffee Chat and Books meets one Wednesday a month (except summer months), 12:00-1:00pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: This group is taking a break over the summer.

Helmerich Library - Mainly Mysteries meets the last Tuesday of the month (except summer months), 6:00-7:15pm. Focuses on mysteries and mystery sub-genres. NEXT UP: This group is taking a break over the summer.

Herman and Kate Kaiser Library - Creative Truths: A History Book Discussion meets the last Saturday of the month at 9:00am. (Meetings will be in library meeting room prior to the library's regular business hours.) Focus on history. NEXT UP: August 25th - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Jenks Library - Jenks Library Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (except August), 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: July 19th - Call 918-549-7323 for featured title and more information. 

Literacy Department - Literacy Book Club meets last Monday of the month (except May and December) 6:30-7:30pm at COLS (2901 S Harvard). Variety of titles and genres, mostly fiction; usually about 200 pages and Lexile 6th grade and below. Call ahead if attending first time (918-549-7400). NEXT UP: July 30th - I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

Martin Library - Full Cup Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:00am. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: August 8th - Educated by Tara Westover.

Schusterman-Benson Library - The Mystery Reader Roundtable meets the 1st Thursday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm. Focuses on mystery genre. NEXT UP: August 2nd- Come discuss your recent reads and favorites.

South Broken Arrow Library - Beyond the Book meets one Thursday a month, 2:00-3:00pm. Focuses on historical fiction, with some variation. NEXT UP: July 19th - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.

South Broken Arrow Library - In the Middle meets the last Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 9-12. Variety of titles and genres in Tween fiction. NEXT UP: July 30th - Call 918-549-7323 for this month's title.

Suburban Acres Library - Sista' Chat Book Club meets every three months, time and date varies. Variety of titles and genres. Call 918-549-7323 for more info on next meeting.

Websites for Book Clubs

This Week's Pick for Book Clubs

‚ÄčWorld, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman

In this lively first novel, Hilleman re-imagines the life of a turn-of-the-20th-century kidnapper who committed the first “crime of the century.” On Dec. 18, 1900, Pat Crowe and his accomplice, Billy Cavanaugh, abduct the 16-year-old son of Edward Cudahy, owner of a meatpacking plant in Omaha, Neb. During the abduction, Cudahy recognizes Pat, forcing the kidnapper to go on the lam—to Japan, then South Africa, where he fights with the Boer army. Arrested after more misadventures back in the U.S., Pat is put on trial, finding himself a political pawn of the haves and a folk hero to the have-nots. In flashbacks we see Pat’s marriage to a woman named Hattie and what transpired with Cudahy to inspire the kidnapping. A framing device places Pat in the 1930s, where, among other things, he tries to make himself useful to detectives in Hopewell, N.J., investigating the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. Although the story is based on a variety of firsthand accounts, the author refuses to be bound by facts alone, and the result is a raucous example of narrative invention. Pat makes for an enthusiastic narrator, and he ends his story on a surprising note that affirms man’s infinite capacity for resilience in the face of life’s harsh vicissitudes. (Publishers Weekly)

Subject Guide